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Substance Abuse And The Developing Brain

There are a number of reasons why health experts caution against adolescent drug and alcohol use, but the most important is the effect that mind altering substances have on developing brains. Early drug and alcohol use can have a lasting affect on the brain, potentially resulting in addiction and psychological problems throughout adulthood. Unfortunately, despite […]

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$1M Colorado Ad Campaign Targets Stoned Drivers

For an indication of the efforts that are being made to target marijuana abuse across the age groups, clients of addiction counselors in Miami need only look to Colorado, where $1 million television commercials have been unveiled under the tagline “Drive High, Get a DUI”. The advertisements mark the first time since marijuana’s legalization in […]

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How the SMART Recovery Program Works

There are few treatment programs that can prove quite as invaluable to adolescents and young adults in need of the best-targeted substance abuse intervention in Miami than the SMART Recovery 4-point program, the product of the not-for-profit SMART organization. Manifesting in daily online meetings, face-to-face meetings around the world and an online message board and […]

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